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Welcome to the International Department - providing practical support, training, information and advice to law firms and legal professionals working abroad, or exploring international opportunities.
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Successful English Law Summit in Nur-Sultan

Following on from our successful English Law Summit last year, the Law Society in partnership with the Bar Council of England and Wales, organised a second English Law Summit in Nur-Sultan. Read all about it.

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English Law Day in Kyiv 2019

Read about our successful conference in Kyiv, Ukraine.

All in CIS

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Call for speakers - 32nd LAWASIA Conference 2019

LAWASIA’s flagship event will this year be held in Hong Kong SAR from 5 to 8 November 2019.

The Law Society of England & Wales celebrates “Year of Pig” Chinese New Year with the UK Society of Chinese Lawyers

The Law Society of England and Wales was delighted to host the UK Society of Chinese Lawyers’ (UKSCL) Chinese New Year celebrations on Monday 18 February 2019.

All North Asia and the Pacific

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First Law Society delegation to the UN’s 63rd Commission on the Status of Women

8 April 2019

Capitalising on its ECOSOC status* and led by President Christina Blacklaws, the Law Society sent its first delegation to the 63rd UN-Commission on the Status of Women** (UN-CSW) that took place in New York. Lizzette Robleto de Howarth (International Programmes Manager) and Stephanie Brown (International Policy Assistant for Africa, Middle East and the Americas) also attended on behalf of the Law Society. A great deal of preparation went into ensuring that we had a high profile ...


Law Society participating at the 63rd UN-Commission on the Status of Women

6 March 2019

The first Law Society delegation participating at the 63rd UN-Commission on the Status of Women in New York

The Law Society hosts the London launch of ILAC’s Judicial Assessment Report on Guatemala

21 November 2018

We report back on the London launch of the International Legal Assistance Consortium’s judicial assessment report on Guatemala.

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Ugandan delegation visits the Law Society to exchange views on Diversity and Inclusion and on the Rule of Law

5 November 2018

On 29 October 2018, the Law Society welcomed a delegation from Uganda at the Law Society as part of a study visit of England and Wales.

Launch of ILAC Guatemala Judicial Assessment Report

1 November 2018

The Law Society is pleased to invite you to the launch of ILAC’s Guatemala Judicial Assessment Report on 6 November.

All International rule of law

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Statement from the President on Notre-Dame

The Society’s President Christina Blacklaws issues a statement in support of our friends and colleagues in France


Brexit: EU leaders agree to extend UK membership until October 2019

The European Council decided in the early morning of 11 April 2019 that the UK’s departure from the EU will be postponed from 12 April to 31 October 2019.

All in Europe

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Call for speakers - 32nd LAWASIA Conference 2019

LAWASIA’s flagship event will this year be held in Hong Kong SAR from 5 to 8 November 2019.

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Doing legal business in the PhilippinesSubscription

Our series of Doing Legal Business guides provides an overview and guide to doing legal business in key international markets. 

All South Asia and the ASEAN

Excellence Awards 2019

Enter the Excellence Awards

Looking for a chance to showcase how established your business is internationally?

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The International Division is our exclusive membership service which provides law firms, in-house legal teams and legal practitioners with the contacts, tools, profile and latest market intelligence to develop international links and thrive in the global marketplace.

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Click on the link below to see a list of the International department's activities for 2018.

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